ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2014

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Updated: February 9, 2014
ICC World T20 2014

 The 5th ICC T20 World Cup shall take place in Bangladesh from March 16,2014 to April 6,2014. This is the  second consecutive time that the T20 World Cup shall be hosted in the South Asian subcontinent (the previous  one being hosted in Sri Lanka back in 2012). There will be a total of 33 matches to be played between 16 teams. The ICC World T20 was started by the ICC to recapitulate the excitement in Cricket. So far, the past 4 T20 World tournaments had been a great success. Twenty over matches in  Cricket has set up a new definition of Cricket in the modern era. It is simply a joy to watch with the majority of  the matches ending up in a high – adrenaline rush.

 

HISTORY

The ICC T20 World Cup started in September,  2007 in South Africa and was won by India (proud to say that!!). After that there were 3 World Cups held till date. Here is a list of all of those:

YEAR

HOST

WINNERS

RUNNERS UP

MAN OF THE TOURNAMENT

2007

South Africa

India

Pakistan

Shahid Afridi

2009

England

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Tilakaratne Dilshan

2010

West Indies

England

Australia

Kevin Pietersen

2012

Sri Lanka

West Indies

Sri Lanka

Shane Watson

The last World Cup was won by the Caribbeans. They were champions in a major tournament of the ICC after a span of eight years. Let us see whether West Indies can defend their title in this World Cup too.

 

 

VENUES

The ICC T20 World Cup2014 will be hosted by Bangladesh. All the matches will take place in three stadiums in Bangladesh which have undergone some renovation for the purpose of hosting the World Cup matches. They are:

  • SHER-E-BANGLA NATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM, MIRPUR : The stadium
    Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium

    Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

    is located at Mirpur in Dhaka. It was known as Mirpur Stadium and was later renamed as Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium by the Bangladesh Government. The ground hosted its first international match in December,2006 where Bangladesh played Zimbabwe in an ODI. The stadium is one of the finest stadiums in the South Asian subcontinent and was able to host day/night matches from 2009. The stadium has a capacity of approximately 26000. This stadium will host the majority of the matches of the 2014 ICC World T20 with the Semi-finals and the Final being some of them.

 

 

  • ZOHUR AHMED CHOWDHURY STADIUM, CHITTAGONG : The stadium
    Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

    Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

    was previously known as Bir Shrestha Shahid Rahul Amin  Stadium. It is located in the port city, Chittagong in Bangladesh. The ground was granted international status in the year 2006. This stadium will host some of the group stage matches and some other matches as well of the ICC World T20. The stadium has a capacity of around 20000. This ground is capable of hosting day/night matches. Floodlights at this ground were installed prior to ICC World Cup 2011.

 

 

  • SYLHET DIVISIONAL STADIUM, SYLHET : The stadium
    Sylhet Divisional Stadium

    Sylhet Divisional Stadium

    is located in the middle of a tea plant in Sylhet in Bangladesh. The surrounding areas of the stadium have the essence of some scenic beauties. It is yet to host international matches so far. It was renovated purposefully for hosting some group stage matches of the ICC World T20,2014. The estimated capacity of this ground is around 15000.

 

 

 

 

 

TEAMS

A total of 16 teams will play in the ICC T20 World Cup 2014. The tournament will be held in two phases, one being the finals, and the other being the group stages. The group stage matches will be played between 8 nations and  the finals will be played amongst 10 teams, the first round of which is the Super 10 round. Out of the 10 teams for the Super-10, 8 have directly qualified on the basis of ICC’s top 8 ranked teams as on 8th October, 2012. The remaining two teams will have to qualify from 8 teams in the group stage.

The teams are:

Directly Qualified for Super 10

Qualified for Group Stage

Australia

Afghanistan

England

Bangladesh

India

Hong Kong

New Zealand

Ireland

Pakistan

Nepal

South Africa

Netherlands

Sri Lanka

United Arab Emirates

West Indies

Zimbabwe

 

 

TOURNAMENT FORMAT and FIXTURES

Let’s start from the group stage. There will be two groups, each of 4 teams. The top team from the each group will qualify for the Super 10.

Groups:

Group A

Group B

Afghanistan

Ireland

Bangladesh

Netherlands

Hong Kong

United Arab Emirates

Nepal

Zimbabwe

 

Matches:

Match No.

Venue

Date

Time

Match

1

Mirpur

16/3/2014

15:30

Bangladesh Vs. Afghanistan

2

Chittagong

16/3/2014

19:30

Nepal Vs. Hong Kong

3

Sylhet

17/3/2014

15:30

Zimbabwe Vs. Ireland

4

Sylhet

17/3/2014

19:30

Netherlands Vs. United Arab Emirates

5

Chittagong

18/3/2014

15:30

Afghanistan Vs. Hong Kong

6

Chittagong

18/3/2014

19:30

Bangladesh Vs. Nepal

7

Sylhet

19/3/2014

15:30

Zimbabwe Vs. Netherlands

8

Sylhet

19/3/2014

19:30

Ireland Vs. United Arab Emirates

9

Chittagong

20/3/2014

15:30

Afghanistan Vs. Nepal

10

Chittagong

20/3/2014

19:30

Bangladesh Vs. Hong Kong

11

Sylhet

21/3/2014

11:30

Zimbabwe Vs. United Arab Emirates

12

Sylhet

21/3/2014

15:30

Ireland Vs. Netherlands

 

After the group stages, the Super 10 round will start. From this round, some of the giants of world cricket will battle out to be the World Champions! In the Super 10 round, the teams will again be divided into two groups. Here I elaborate them in details:

 

 

Groups:

Group 1

Group 2

England

Australia

New Zealand

India

South Africa

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

West Indies

Group B Winner

Group A Winner

 

Matches:

Match No.

Venue

Date

Time*

Match

13

Mirpur

21/3/2014

19:30

India Vs. Pakistan

14

Chittagong

22/3/2014

15:30

South Africa Vs. Sri Lanka

15

Chittagong

22/3/2014

19:30

England Vs. New Zealand

16

Mirpur

23/3/2014

15:30

Australia Vs. Pakistan

17

Mirpur

23/3/2014

19:30

India Vs. West Indies

18

Chittagong

24/3/2014

15:30

New Zealand Vs. South Africa

19

Chittagong

24/3/2014

19:30

Sri Lanka Vs. TBD

20

Mirpur

25/3/2014

19:30

West Indies Vs. TBD

21

Chittagong

27/3/2014

15:30

South Africa Vs. TBD

22

Chittagong

27/3/2014

19:30

England Vs. Sri Lanka

23

Mirpur

28/3/2014

15:30

Australia Vs. West Indies

24

Mirpur

28/3/2014

19:30

India Vs. TBD

25

Chittagong

29/3/2014

15:30

New Zealand Vs. TBD

26

Chittagong

29/3/2014

19:30

England Vs. South Africa

27

Mirpur

30/3/2014

15:30

Pakistan Vs. TBD

28

Mirpur

30/3/2014

19:30

Australia Vs. India

29

Chittagong

31/3/2014

15:30

England Vs. TBD

30

Chittagong

31/3/2014

19:30

New Zealand Vs. Sri Lanka

*All timings are in Bangladesh Standard Time

 

The opening match of the Super 10 will definitely be a cracker with India and Pakistan facing against each other. Hope we get to see some thrilling matches in the tournament.

After the Super 10, the top two teams from each group will qualify for the Semi-Finals.

 

Match No.

Venue

Date

Time*

Match

31

Mirpur

3/4/2014

19:00

Group 1 Winners Vs. Group 2 Runners Up

32

Mirpur

4/4/2014

19:00

Group 2 Winners Vs. Group 1 Runners Up

*All timings are in Bangladesh Standard Time

 

After that, there will be the all awaited Final to decide the Champions of the World Cup.

 

Final:

Match No.

Venue

Date

Time*

Match

33

Mirpur

6/4/2014

19:00

Winners of Match 31 Vs. Winners of Match 32

*All timings are in Bangladesh Standard Time

The tournament will end in 6th March, 2014. Hope to see another memorable tournament of cricket and I personally feel the trophy will be lifted by India after the Final (I apologize for expressing my biased feeling but this is Cricket).

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Anirban Bhattacharjee

Anirban Bhattacharjee

I am Anirban Bhattacharjee, a 21 year old online entrepreneur. At present, I am pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from Academy Of Technology. I enjoy programming, web designing and writing blogs. Love for sports was in me since childhood. I love playing cricket and enjoy fielding the most. I love football too and support Germany completely, madly and fully.

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